Swasthya Suraksha Yojana 

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Topic :  GS Paper 2 - Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

PMSSY (Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana) was announced in 2003 with objectives of correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.

 

PMSSY has two components:

(i) Setting up of AIIMS like Institutions

(ii) Upgradation of Government Medical College Institutions.

Major Highlights:

  •        Six AIIMS-like institutions: one each in the States of Bihar (Patna), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa (Bhubaneswar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and Uttaranchal (Rishikesh) have been setup under the PMSSY scheme.

·        Facilities: Each institution will have a 960 bedded hospital (500 beds for the medical college hospital; 300 beds for Speciality/Super Speciality; 100 beds for ICU/Accident trauma; 30 beds for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and 30 beds for Ayush) intended to provide healthcare facilities in 42 Speciality/Super-Speciality disciplines. Medical College will have 100 UG intake besides facilities for imparting PG/doctoral courses in various disciplines, largely based on Medical Council of India (MCI) norms and also nursing college conforming to Nursing Council norms.